Tuesday, September 10, 2013


This four session weekly class will teach you all the basic skills and techniques you need to explore the exciting and varied world of crochet.  

Crochet for Beginners  is designed for anyone who would like to learn how to crochet, even if you’ve never picked up a crochet hook and yarn before.  We’ll start with very simple steps, gradually adding new stitches and techniques as you build skill and confidence.  You’ll learn lots of tips, shortcuts, and special techniques that will save you from learning “the hard way,” and make your crocheting adventure much more enjoyable.

Each class session will consist of a combination of demonstration and practice, with individual attention paid to each student.  We’ll end each class by starting an assignment for a simple but interesting project for you to practice at home. 
NOTE:  Students are expected to spend at least one to two hours over the course of the week between class sessions working on the homework project, in order to practice and master the skills learned in class.  The homework assignments are designed to be small projects that will be satisfying to complete, and will make you proud to show off your growing skills!  (Stop by the shop to see the samples
Students who have taken this class will have mastered all the basic skills they need to move on to any intermediate projects that interest them.   We have a series of “Adventures in Crochet” workshops planned for NOVEMBER to give you a chance to continue learning new techniques and explore different types of stitches and projects.  If you have a particular interest, please let us know! 

This class is being taught by our resident Crochet Addict, Laura Chalifoux.  Laura has been haunting The World in Stitches for years now, and has never met a fiber she didn’t like.  Laura started crocheting very young (thanks, Grandma!), and has lately been spending absurd amounts of time exploring the vast universe available to anyone with a hook and some yarn.  Laura’s latest mission is to turn as many people as possible into Crochet Converts, so she has other people to play with.


Dates & Times:                 Sundays, 1pm – 3:30pm
Sept. 29, Oct.6, maybe Oct 13 and Oct. 20  (If class chooses not to meet on Oct. 13, we will add Oct. 27)

Class Fee:                           $70.00
Materials:                            Approximately $30.00



 I should have taken the picture from a closer position. This is a yummy  cotton/rayon with a polyester low-key metallic. I see this as a drapey little shawlette or a scarf. I get the color on the right or maybe the one in the middle.

 This is an amazing little mohair lace yarn with a delicate sparkle. Buy some of these and we can add some more colors. 

I had to get close up and intimate with this so you could see the sparkle. Come in and give it a pet and a pat!

I met a really nice farm girl from Maryland, and this was the result: sock/shawl yarn of wool with bamboo.

 The zoo is now open. This is mink yarn, and it is the closest I will ever be to having a mink coat. If you want to take this across to the bathroom, take your shirt off and wrap this around your torso, believe me - we will understand!

PRINCESS AND ME TRUNK SHOW - Last day is Sept 18

We have 70 stitched models and nearly 400 canvases, each with a stitch guide, from which to choose...

and this means that there is a party here on Sunday afternoon from 1 - 3PM. LAST CHANCE PARTY!!!